Plenary Speakers for 2016 Statewide Conference Announced!

Keynote Speakers for 2016 Statewide Conference  Transformative Conversations to End Sexual Violence These leaders will guide our transformative conversations and help to create a space to dig deep as we use a social justice lens in our movement to end sexual violence. sujatha baliga Director, Restorative Justice Project Vice President, Impact Justice Just Beginnings Fellow Lovisa [...]

Si Se Puede! Pride and inspiration as Denim Day, California Uplifts the Experiences of Marginalized Communities

Written by Sandra Henriquez, Executive Director, CALCASA Inspiration for the Denim Day campaign is rooted in the experiences of sexual assault survivors. Today, as we were joined by over 20 legislators at our state’s Capitol, I felt proud and inspired about the advances we are making in changing attitudes about sexual violence, about the partnerships [...]

Impact of sex offender registration for juvenile sex offenders and their families

CALCASA has long standing partnerships to improve sex offender management in California. We are dedicated to exploring innovations that promote rehabilitation and holistic individual, family and community health and safety. Recently, the New Yorker Magazine published an article that featured the impact of sex offender registration for juvenile sex offenders and their families, considering a [...]

March Madness: Let’s root to end sexual violence

It should be a time to cheer.  It is March Madness. All over the country fans are filling out their brackets for the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  And my friends who graduated from my college and graduate school are excited as our teams are in the tournament. (Yale is in the tournament for the first time [...]

New BJS Report – Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault

Students protesting campus sexual assault

In response to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released its report this morning on the Campus Climate Survey Validation Study. The report details the methods used to create a climate survey tool, examines the climates of nine unnamed college [...]

Week Of Action: #StandWithHer

We will not be silenced. #StandWithHer National Justice Ride For Survivors of Holtzclaw Assaults. “Research shows that we are raped by officers after being pulled over or in police stations; We are harassed, profiled, strip searched, body-cavity searched, beaten, and murdered by agents of the state on a systematic basis. Our experiences reveal that women [...]